Aribo, Bassey exit good for Rangers – Ibrox legend, Laudrup

Rangers legend, Brian Laudrup reckons the departure of Nigerian duo, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey is good for the club.

Aribo and Bassey were key members of the Gers squad that made it to the final of the UEFA Europa League and won the Scottish Cup last season.

Midfielder Aribo has moved to Premier club, Southampton, while Bassey linked up with Eredivisie champions, Ajax Amsterdam last week.

Bassey will have the opportunity of playing in the UEFA Champions League, while Aribo has now fulfilled his dream in the Premier League.

Laudrup stated that the money made from the duo’s sales will help strengthen the squad.

“If you split last season into two halves, there was an argument for Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey being the two best players at Rangers, “Laudrup told Daily Mail.

“At times, Aribo was almost unplayable prior to Christmas.

“Bassey then showed astonishing development in the second half of the campaign to make him one of the most sought-after young defenders in Europe.

“A couple of months back, I would have winced at the prospect of both departing Ibrox this summer.

“But it’s happened. And the result is actually exciting. Because the huge money earned from their sales holds the key to this season’s Premiership title race.”

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